We live in interesting times. I don’t want to call them hard times because I don’t think that is very intellectually honest. In most ways we have it easier than any generation before us. We have advantages and wealth, that no time period has ever had. Frankly we even have more peace than pretty much any period in history.
The one place this might not be true, although I would need further study, is mental health. At the very least we can say that it has not improved over the last few years and certainly not in the 2020 during COVID.
I knew this would be true of singles, having been single until I was 40, and I offered some thoughts here. Might be worth a read. I also knew that it would impact kids, and I’ll have more to say on that later.
But today I want to look at an interesting statistic from a recent Gallup Poll. Now if you read through this study, you see lots of interesting things. You can see we’ve got things to work on from looking at the starting point for each demographic and how they compare. But today I want to focus on something really interesting in relation to the Church.